I have seen a fair number of postings on the site asking for information on how much emphasis is placed on sport in a number of schools and recommendations for schools where the non-sporty will flourish. Pretty much all of these requests pertain to boys.
Now, this has got me thinking. Should I be worried that I have a below averagely sporty boy? He's tried a fair few sports and although has enjoyed some of them, if I'm totally honest, he's not really terribly good
We're now thinking about where he will be best suited at senior level and I'm wondering whether his lack of sporting ability really has to have a bearing on his choice of senior school? Will he be some sort of pariah at a school that is successful in sport or are non-sporty boys more likely to be bullied or something hideous like that?
We've tried to encourage other interests (reasonably musical) so this isn't really a posting about what else we can encourage him to take part in. I'm really just interested in whether sport is a major factor in a boy's schooling - more so than girls (
) and whether it impacts on a school's ethos in a particularly major way.
Would really appreciate any views (state and private)